With its 900 hp IPS drives, the boat slips onto plane quickly with little effort and insignificant bow rise. Never once did the bow obstruct visibility, which is sometimes an issue on express-style boats. She turns effortlessly and in a tight circle when asked and accelerates swiftly and smoothly, with no rattling, creaking or vibration. She also reacts well to trim tabs, and she spins and backs easily, with little need for power to get around. At a comfortable cruise speed of 1,800 rpm, she ran 25.9 knots, burning 47 gph; at a faster cruise of 1,900 rpm, she burned 53 gph and clipped along at 28.2 knots. At wide-open throttle, the 64 hit 39.2 knots, burning 87.5 gph.